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Business Practices in Bangladesh

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Commisceo Global Guide - Bangladesh
Opening Hours and Days
The working week is from Sunday to Thursday. Offices are open from 9 am to 5 pm (public sector) and from 10 am to 6 pm (private). Banks are open from Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. Shops are open from 10 am to 7 pm, even 8 pm for some shopping centres.

Public Holidays

New Year's Day January 1
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) Date varies
Shahid Dibash (Language Movement Day) 21 February
Shadhinota Dibôsh (Independence Day) 26 Mars
Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year's Day) 14 April
Me Dibôsh (Labour Day) 1 May
Vesak (Budhha Day) 4 May
Shab e-Qadr (Night of Power) Date varies
Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Date varies
Krishna Janmashtami
5 September

Eid ul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)

Date varies
Durga Puja (Vijaya Dashami)
Date varies
Al Hijra (Islamic New Year) Date varies
National Revolution and Solidarity Day 7 November
Bijôy Dibôs (Victory Day) 16 December
Boro Din (Christmas Day) 25 December
Holiday Compensation

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Eid al-Fitr Holiday 1 week or more in August-September
Summer holidays 1 week or more in the summer
Winter holidays 1 week or more in the winter

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